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Topic   Gaming Set Ups new Let's Talk Modern

Lunar
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* 23-Apr(#1)
Retro Set Up

It's been a long time coming but I've finally got my retro set up to the way I want it.

While it's not as neat or as stylized as those from IG, I value function over style.

This is my completed set up.

Everything is connected to a gcompsw and a gscartsw* and can output to both the CRT and the PVM.

*Except the AV Famicom which is just composite connected to the PVM and a Neo Geo CD that's connected to the CRT via S-Video.

I will type out the complete set up in detail in the OP, coming soon.

Feel free to share your set up!

CRT: Toshiba 27" Model #27AF45
PVM: JVC 13" Model# H1310SU

gcomp #1: Mister with 128MB RAM (VGA to Component Cable)
gcomp #2: Japanese Ocean Blue PS2 (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #3: Nintendo Wii (OEM Component Cable)
gcomp #4: Japanese Nintendo GameCube Spice Orange (Prism Component Cable)
gcomp #5: RGB Modded Funtastic Ice Blue Nintendo 64 (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #6: Playstation 3 Super Slim White with 1TB HDD (HDRetrovision Component Cable)
gcomp #7: PSP 3000 (Crapty Component Cable)
gcomp #8: Daisy Chain to the gscartsw via RGB2COMP

In Limbo: Xbox

gscart #1: Playstation 2 (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #2: Playstation with Xstation and MemCard Pro (RGC Guncon Scart Cable)
gscart #3: Jaguar with GameDrive (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #4: Sega V-Saturn with Satiator (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #5: Mega SG (DAC via RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #6: Super Nintendo (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #7: Dreamcast with MODE (RGC Scart Cable)
gscart #8: Sega Genesis 2 with 32X (RGC Scart Cable)

PVM Composite: AV Famicom
PVM S-Video: 3DO
CRT S-Video: Neo Geo CD
CRT Composite: Pioneer LaserDisc Player


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Let's talk Modern!


Gypsy
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23-Apr(#2)
Crt forever. Just grabbed another for free today!
Lunar
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25-Apr(#3)
I'm thinking I don't need a dedicated GameCube as to open up another slot for something else.

Orlandu
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25-Apr(#4)
Gamecube gives you the Gameboy Player, though.
Lunar
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25-Apr(#5)
Orlandu wrote:
> Gamecube gives you the Gameboy Player, though.

Sure, but I have a Pocket dock coming eventually.

Also the Mister can play anything GBA/GB

Renaissance2K
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25-Apr(#6)
Really nice setup. You've crammed a lot into those cubes.

Admiral
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26-Apr(#7)
Awesome!!!! I'll post pics of mine at some point.

I'm curious as to why you have a PS1 and two PS2's? Why not just 1 PS2 slim or something?
Lunar
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26-Apr(#8)
Some PS1 games run badly on the PS2.

One of them is a Japanese PS2, so that gives me access to all Japanese PS1 and PS2 games, as well as Japanese DVDs.

sailorneorune
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* 26-Apr(#9)
I ended up picking up a Japanese GameCube, PS2, and Wii U in the last year or so. Probably not the most intelligent decision I've made, but it's nice to have more options and not paying absurd US GameCube game prices. Plus we also have full sets of Pop'n Music and Taiko no Tatsujin for PS2.

Lunar
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* 26-Apr(#10)
I used to leave a dedicated PS2 on the CRT composite just for DDR

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Lunar
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26-Apr(#11)
sailorneorune wrote:
> I ended up picking up a Japanese GameCube, PS2, and Wii U in the last year or so.
> Probably not the most intelligent decision I've made, but it's nice to have more
> options and not paying absurd US GameCube game prices. Plus we also have full sets
> of Pop'n Music and Taiko no Tatsujin for PS2.
>

I picked up a CIB Japanese Wii with these games few months ago, planning on just swapping it in with the US Wii when I'm feeling more Japanese.

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Renaissance2K
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26-Apr(#12)
I'm in the process of re-doing all the power writing for my setup. I used to have everything plugged into three big power strips on the floor, but whenever I needed to turn everything off - like, when guests are sleeping in the room and they don't want Vegas lights blinking at them all night - it was a real struggle to reach through the cluster of wall warts and cables to find the kill switches.

I bought three long industrial power strips that are the perfect size for my shelves and mounted them on the rack with zip ties. The kill switches will all be easily accessible when I'm done, and there won't be a Shelob nest on the floor.

Staraang
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26-Apr(#13)
Really nice setup. Great work.

Where do you guys get CRTs?
Renaissance2K
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27-Apr(#14)
I got both of mine from eBay, but Facebook Marketplace seems to be a prime venue.

Lunar
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27-Apr(#15)
My CRT was one I used growing up. Picked it up when my parents sold their house.

PVM I bought it on eBay.

Gypsy
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27-Apr(#16)
Bought my pvm locally. I *just* missed getting one of the 20'' of the same model much to my chagrin.

Others were all free or close to it. It's been years so it's probably more difficult now.
Staraang
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27-Apr(#17)
Yeah, sounds like I'm late to the game. Will keep my eyes peeled for a local one.
Lunar
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27-Apr(#18)
Completely forgot about 3DO, that's connected to the PVM S-Video

Renaissance2K
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27-Apr(#19)
Lunar wrote:
> Completely forgot about 3DO

Everyone does...


Oduomega
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* 28-Apr(#20)
Lunar wrote:
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> [imgt w=4000 h=3000]https://i.imgur.com/GBPLRGH.jpg[/imgt]
>
>

Links to products used? Those look handy.
Gypsy
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28-Apr(#21)
Oduomega wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>>
>> [imgt w=4000 h=3000]https://i.imgur.com/GBPLRGH.jpg[/imgt]
>>
>>
>
> Links to products used? Those look handy.

GComp stuff. Out of stock perpetually and something like $240 a pop. They might even be going up from that due to parts? I'm not sure.

They are very good, I was just already invested in other switches by the time those were made.
Lunar
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28-Apr(#22)
Oduomega wrote:
>
> Links to products used? Those look handy.

https://castlemaniagames.com/collections/gretrostu...

https://castlemaniagames.com/collections/gretrostu...

When they are available, they are now ~$290


Renaissance2K
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28-Apr(#23)
Highly, highly recommended. If you have a lot of inputs and especially if you're going to be sending those inputs through a scaler/line doubler for use on a modern TV, the dual outputs and video quality make it worth every penny. The circuitry inside of each is specialized for gaming (vs. just any generic video source) and built to handle a lot of the weirdness of certain consoles.

People rave about the Extron Crosspoints for similar setups with tons of inputs and outputs. They're much less expensive, but they're huge, it's hard to find ones with the specific connections you want (especially with regard to audio), and they're picky with regard to sync.

Or, you can just be crazy like me and use the Extron as a central hub, and connect both gSwitches to it.

Lunar
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* 29-Apr(#24)
Now that retro set up is basically complete, I find myself playing more retro in the last week or so.

What's surprising is actually how much I've been enjoying watching (especially older) Anime on the CRT in 4:3. The PS3 is a wonder here as it can stream from apps and it can connect to media servers and play anything from my computer.

Next up, I'll be working on my 4K TV set up, will share that once it's completed. Admittedly, prob a lot less interesting than the retro set up.

Gypsy
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* 29-Apr(#25)
Oldtakus unite.

What have you been watching? I finished Kenichi recently and start Saiyuki. Animation is a BIT ROUGH here.
Lunar
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29-Apr(#26)
Currently watching:

Ranma (Streaming)
Maison Ikkoku (LaserDisc)
Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru (LaserDisc)
Blade & Soul (DVD)

Just finished:

Subete ga F ni Naru (DVD)

I bought a stack of $3 DVDs from Sentai recently lol.



Gypsy
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29-Apr(#27)
You able to watch those raw or do you have something for subs?
Lunar
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* 29-Apr(#28)
Raw baby.

I know enough basic Japanese to understand maybe 50-75% of the dialogue.

Something like Maison Ikkoku is much easier since it's mostly everyday speak.

Gypsy
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29-Apr(#29)
Nice.

I also bought a crap pile from that Sentai sale. 13 blu rays for $54. I'm like a trash compactor.
sailorneorune
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29-Apr(#30)
I picked up the Saiyuki SD BD and Vinland Saga for OMG!Con, and Chihayafuru Season 3 for me. Missed out on the RahXephon steelbook (standard edition comes out in July) so we won't have that one available in time. frown

I like looking at Laserdisc art, but as for actually owning them... I think I'll be OK.

We don't have any amazing setups here. A well-loved Sharp LCD TV for our HDMI consoles (PS4/5, XBX, mini consoles, Evercade VS, Retron 5) and the US or JPN Wii U on component. A big ol' Samsung CRT for PS3, Dreamcast, Saturn, Wii, and JPN GameCube. A little bitty Emerson CRT for NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and US or JPN PS2.

Gypsy
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29-Apr(#31)
sailorneorune wrote:
> I picked up the Saiyuki SD BD and Vinland Saga for OMG!Con, and Chihayafuru Season
> 3 for me. Missed out on the RahXephon steelbook (standard edition comes out in July)
> so we won't have that one available in time. frown
>
> I like looking at Laserdisc art, but as for actually owning them... I think I'll
> be OK.
>
> We don't have any amazing setups here. A well-loved Sharp LCD TV for our HDMI consoles
> (PS4/5, XBX, mini consoles, Evercade VS, Retron 5) and the US or JPN Wii U on component.
> A big ol' Samsung CRT for PS3, Dreamcast, Saturn, Wii, and JPN GameCube. A little
> bitty Emerson CRT for NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and US or JPN PS2.
>
>

If you ever need to borrow anything, I have...a lot. Just hit me up soon enough to where I could mail it to you guys in time.
dunno001
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29-Apr(#32)
Gypsy wrote:
> sailorneorune wrote:
>> I picked up the Saiyuki SD BD and Vinland Saga for OMG!Con, and Chihayafuru Season
>> 3 for me. Missed out on the RahXephon steelbook (standard edition comes out in
> July)
>> so we won't have that one available in time. frown
>>
>> I like looking at Laserdisc art, but as for actually owning them... I think I'll
>> be OK.
>>
>> We don't have any amazing setups here. A well-loved Sharp LCD TV for our HDMI
> consoles
>> (PS4/5, XBX, mini consoles, Evercade VS, Retron 5) and the US or JPN Wii U on
> component.
>> A big ol' Samsung CRT for PS3, Dreamcast, Saturn, Wii, and JPN GameCube. A little
>> bitty Emerson CRT for NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and US or JPN PS2.
>>
>
> If you ever need to borrow anything, I have...a lot. Just hit me up soon enough to
> where I could mail it to you guys in time.

Likewise, if there's something you're looking for, I may also have it. If you'd like, I can try to get a publically viewable list of my collection.
sailorneorune
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30-Apr(#33)
@Gypsy @dunno001 That's mighty kind of y'all. love yes We should be fine. We have more than enough shows on the approved lists to cover the time slots we have at OMG. We also have games for days. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support so far.

Slightly back on topic, OMG does have a pretty awesome Four Swords Adventures setup.

Lunar
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6-May(#34)
Put black covers on the PS5, it looks sweet!

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Finn
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6-May(#35)
Lunar wrote:
> Put black covers on the PS5, it looks sweet!
>
> [imgt w=1536 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/Y9P5Y6B.jpg[/imgt]
> [imgt w=1536 h=2048]https://i.imgur.com/lZCOD2Z.jpg[/imgt]
>
>


Nice, I have not seen the Playstation plates in the wild. I kind of want to get a set of the Pink or Red ones... If I ever get ambitious enough I want to see the cooling difference between the Dark plates and Sony Branded ones.

sefjwm
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9-May(#36)
Excuse the wire mess, still need to clean that up. This is my current configuration

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Oduomega
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9-May(#37)
sefjwm wrote:
> Excuse the wire mess, still need to clean that up. This is my current configuration
>
> 4032 3024{imgt}

My setup is gonna get a bit messier once I get my PS4 Pro put in...currently just have my PS2 and PS3 on a small shelf in front of the surge protector I have stuff plugged into, lol.
Oduomega
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9-May(#38)
sefjwm wrote:
> Excuse the wire mess, still need to clean that up. This is my current configuration
>
> 4032 3024{imgt}

Love the light and the External HDD you got there. WD 4 or 8 TB, iirc.
Renaissance2K
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10-May(#39)
This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring mess, so come at me, bros.

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The desktop facing forward is a ~1998-2003 retro PC. The big black box to its left is my modern PC, which I've turned inward so I can pull out the sleeper.

Extron Inputs
- MiSTer
- Analogue DAC
- HDMI-to-VGA converter hooked up to modern PC
- Retro PC
- GBS-C AIO (downscaler)
- Loose VGA connection (primarily for VirtualBoy)
- gSCARTsw (PlayStation 2, Dreamcast, PlayStation, Saturn, 3DO, Jaguar, Genesis/32X, Analogue Nt Mini)
- gCOMPsw (Wii, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo 64, Neo Geo CD, Super Nintendo, PSP Go, PSP 2000)

Extron Outputs
- Sony PVM-20L5 + Sony BVM-8044QD (Component)
- Sony PVM-20L5 + Sony BVM-8044QD (RGB)
- Sony Trinitron G200 (VGA, RGBs)
- PlayStation 3D Monitor (Component)
- OSSC (Component)
- OSSC (RGB)
- Magewell DVI Capture+ (Component)
- DataPath VisionRGB-E2S (VGA)

TESmart 16x1 HDMI Switcher
- Xbox Series X
- PlayStation 5
- Switch
- Wii U
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox 360
- PSTV
- Wii
- Xbox
- GameCube
- Dreamcast
- Nintendo 64
- PlayStation
- Analogue Nt Mini
- Evercade VS

Asus XG27UQ HDMI Inputs
- TESmart Switcher
- RetroTink-5X Pro
- mClassic
- MiSTer

There's also a vertically-oriented Asus PG279Q off to the side, but that's just for work stuff.

Oduomega
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10-May(#40)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring
> mess, so come at me, bros.

This is where you knock down a wall and hide everything in the wall!!!!
Oduomega
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10-May(#41)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> This is what my setup currently looks like. There's absolutely no hope for the wiring
> mess, so come at me, bros.
>
> {imgt}https://i.imgur.com/SKTIAfE.jpg 3072 4080{imgt}

Also, I see PS4 controllers, but no PS4...

Topic   Gaming Set Ups new Let's Talk Modern